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The Art of Assessment

The Art of Assessment

I have spent many happy hours idly browsing in second-hand bookshops. The joy, for me at least, is never knowing what you are going to find. I’m not sure my family fully appreciate such joy, but my son at least is showing promise. Due to these happy hours browsing, I...
Demystifying Maths Mastery

Demystifying Maths Mastery

If you were asked to show that 1.7 is greater than 1.35, how would you go about doing it? You might start by drawing a number line to show that 1.7 is further along the number line that 1.35, but such an approach is unlikely to convince most 8-year-olds. From their...
Head’s Q&A

Head’s Q&A

What impact will EdTech and AI have on teaching and learning? The great promise of both EdTech generally and AI, more specifically, is that it will offer pupils a more personalised learning experience and bring greater equity to education in the process. Many online...
Neural networks and lasting learning

Neural networks and lasting learning

It has been estimated that the human brain contains something in the region of eighty-six billion neurons. Ironically, the human brain struggles to make sense of numbers of that magnitude. To demonstrate this, pause for a second to estimate how long it would take to...
New Head for Hunter Hall!

New Head for Hunter Hall!

This week, Cumbria’s only standalone independent school for children aged 3 – 11, Hunter Hall, extends a warm welcome to the new Head, Paul Borrows. After completing his PGCE at Homerton College, Cambridge, Paul started his teaching career at an international school...
Why parents may consider Hunter Hall

Why parents may consider Hunter Hall

There are many reasons why parents may consider Hunter Hall school for their child. For some it has always been on their agenda; they might have been educated at the school themselves, or their friends have children here, they have had siblings through the school or...